Green Tea and Sweet Beans

I have been working on a big project. Jen Kingwell is one of my favorite pattern designers and I’ve wanted to try one of her sampler quilts for over a year now. Since my scrap basket was overflowing, I thought now would be a great time to start.

Jen Kingwell's Green Tea Quilt

Her version is absolutely fabulous (and her shop in Australia can create custom starter kits available to make a similar quilt :))

I wanted my quilt to have a slightly different feel to it, a little brighter, a bit more contrast, but all the same beautiful pieces.
Green Tea and Sweet Beans From Westwood Acres

This quilt is a challenge! It is the ultimate skill builder. There are curves, y seams, tiny, little, precise pieces. And to top it all off, you have to create your own templates, including adding seam allowance. It is fabulous.

So, would you want to join me on this little adventure? I have created a starter kit similar to the colors used in my quilt (or the exact prints I’m using in my quilt) and I’ll be posting little tips, tricks, and mini tutorials here and on IG. My first tutorial on curves is up and I’ll be adding more over the next few weeks!


So are you up for a challenge? Don’t know where to start with fabrics? We have our own little starter kit in our shop, or you can stop by and grab the pattern if you already have a vision of your own!

I’ll be posting a bit more about this quilt (how could I not?!) as I finish more blocks. Next up, I’ll be talking about my first try at hand applique and three different methods I tried (and which was my favorite :))

Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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5 Responses to Green Tea and Sweet Beans

  1. 1
    Susan Bailey says:

    I recently finished this quilt and it was so fun to make. I took it as a class and we machine pieced most of the blocks. I did the appliqué by hand. Have a grand time working on it!!!

  2. 2

    Love your starter kits, Amanda! Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  3. 3
    Camille Mendel says:

    I really want to do this project with you. I love challenges and the fabrics look amazing. Are you really just getting started? It seems that you have a lot done already. Would I be behind from the get go?

  4. 4
    Jeanie says:

    I’m in, Amanda! Got my starter kit and pattern this past week. Thank you for the pointers and mini-tutorials along the way. They will keep me going!

  5. 5
    Andrea Hoke says:

    I’m so glad you’re doing this! I have the pattern and have been wanting to get started, but needed some incentive to bite off the challenge – thanks so much!